Men's Golf

    IU Returns to Chicago for Windon Memorial Classic

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Eric Serch will make his first career appearance at the Windon Memorial Classic.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Eric Serch will make his first career appearance at the Windon Memorial Classic.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 5, 2007

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's golf team travels to the Windon Memorial Classic on Sunday-Monday, Oct. 7-8, in Glencoe, Ill. The event will be hosted by Northwestern University and played at the Lake Shore Country Club. The course is set up as a par 71 with a yardage of 6,667.

    The event consists of three rounds, 36 holes played on Sunday and the final 18 holes taking place on Monday. Eleven teams will join Northwestern and No. 22 Indiana in the field, including Big Ten rivals Michigan, No. 35 Minnesota and Purdue. DePaul, Kansas, Kent State, Marquette, Missouri, New Mexico, Northern Illinois and SMU round out the field.

    Tournament play begins Sunday with a shotgun first-round start. The second 18 opens with a shotgun start following the completion of the opening round. On Monday, the final round commences with teams teeing off from the 1st and 10th tees.

    This is the 10th year of the Windon Memorial Classic. The inaugural event took place back in 1993, as Kent State captured the team championship and Stanford great Casey Martin earned medalist honors. SMU captured the team title last season, and the Mustangs Colt Knost collected the individual championship.

    Hoosier Lineup
    Following its second consecutive third-place finish at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, the top-four players from that event will lead the Hoosiers at the Windon. Junior Jorge Campillo (72.25) reclaimed the top spot after his runner-up finish at Olympia Fields. Junior Seth Brandon (73.17) has played in all four tournaments this season and will play at No. 2. Behind Brandon is sophomore Alex Martin (74.00), who is making his fifth straight appearance. Drew Allenspach (74.17) is in the fourth position and has competed in the team's last three events. Junior Eric Serch will make his first career appearance playing in the fifth slot.

     

     

    Tournament Results
    Complete tournament results will be made available on the web at IUHoosiers.com following each round. Additionally, there will be live scoring for the tournament available through www.golfstat.com. For more information, contact Jeff Keag at (812) 855-6209 or via e-mail at jkeag@indiana.edu.

    Last Time Out
    Behind the brilliant play of junior Jorge Campillo, Indiana finished third at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational (Sept. 30-Oct. 1). Campillo finished in second place at 6-under par, while the Hoosiers fired an 870 (287-291-292) at Olympia Fields Country Club (par 70; 7,200 yards).

    No. 13 Oklahoma State took home the team title at 857 (292-275-290), seven strokes ahead of Texas (289-281-294). IU opened the tournament with the lowest round in the 12-team field and closed the event with the second-lowest 18-hole tally.

    Indiana finished ahead of defending national champion and No. 5 Stanford, No. 8 Duke, No. 9 Florida State, No. 12 Tennessee, No. 14 Arizona State and the additional three Big Ten teams in the challenging field - Illinois, Purdue and Northwestern. The Hoosiers are now 8-7 against top-25 teams this season.

    Back In The Top 10
    Junior Jorge Campillo earned the second runner-up and the fifth top-two finish of his career at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational, closing one shot behind Oklahoma State's Rickie Fowler. He was the only golfer in the field to shoot in red numbers each of the three rounds, finishing with a career-best 203 (69-67-68) and picking up his second straight top five.

    After recording eight top 10s last season and 13 in his brief two years in Bloomington, Campillo collected his first top 10 of the 2007-08 season at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. The Caceres, Spain, native shot a 215 (69-76-70) to tie for fifth place.

    On the season, the 2007 Palmer Cupper is leading the Hoosiers with a 72.25 scoring average. Campillo also has a team-best 10 top-five finishes in his career. Hoosiers In The Rankings

    After being ranked 26th nationally in Golfweek's first rankings of the season, the Hoosiers improved to No. 22 after its third-place finish at the Olympia Field/Fighting Illini Invitational. IU is the third-highest rated Big Ten team behind 18th-ranked Penn State and 21st-ranked Michigan State.

    IU also sits 15th in Golfstat's first rankings this season. The Hoosiers have improved their standing each week while playing perhaps the toughest fall schedule in the program's history.

    Brandon At His Best
    Facing an 81-player field featuring the top amateur golfers in the world, junior Seth Brandon put together three sterling rounds to tie for fifth place at Inverness. Brandon finished the event with a 1-over 214 (71-73-70).

    At the Wolf Run Intercollegiate, Brandon finished runner-up with a score of 1-under-par 212 (68-69-75). It was the second-best finish of his career, the sixth top 10 of his career and his fourth top-five finish.

    Brandon, who is in the No. 2 spot in the lineup this week, is second on the Hoosiers with a 73.17 scoring average in 12 rounds.

    Mr. Consistency
    Sophomore Alex Martin picked up his fourth straight top 30 and shot 222 for the fourth time in as many tournaments with his tie for 28th at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational. His best finish of the season came at the Gopher Invitational on Sept. 15-16, where he tied for 16th place.

    Martin holds a 74.00 scoring average and has carried the momentum he gained from a successful summer of golf, where he qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship and finished third overall and as the low amateur at the Ohio Open Championship.


       

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